Health News

Chemo Rx May Make Patients Feel Drunk
Chemotherapy is the use of medications to treat cancer. Like almost any other medication, chemotherapy can have side effects. The FDA recently warned of a potential side effect of one chemotherapy medication.
Earlier Chemo Increased Prostate Cancer Survival
Successful cancer treatment isn't always just about which medications are used, but also when those medications are given. New research has challenged a decades-old routine for treating prostate cancer.
Hospitalization Risk Depended on Type of Chemotherapy Used
Chemotherapy for breast cancer comes with a long list of possible risks, including hospitalization, but not all chemotherapy regimens carry the same risk.
Powerwashing HER2+ Breast Cancer
HER2-positive breast cancer is an aggressive disease that thankfully can be treated with targeted therapies. A new combination regimen was successful in keeping patients in a recent trial disease free.
New Option for Advanced HER2 Breast Cancer
HER2 is a protein that can be overexpressed in breast cancer, causing an aggressive disease. While there are treatments that target HER2, this form of cancer is tenacious. Scientists have found a new treatment option for this type of breast cancer.
Second-Line Cancer Therapy Extends Lives
Cancers of the esophagus and stomach often require treatment with more than one type of chemotherapy agent. Researchers now know which medication is best if initial, or first-line, therapy fails.
Chemo-Drug Combo Clobbers Cancer
Gene therapies to treat lung cancer are continuing to emerge. A new combination of drugs may help lung cancer patients live longer. Several gene mutations have been identified in lung cancer cells.
When Cancer Drug Trials Are Flawed
Chemotherapy drugs like docetaxel stop or slow cancer cell growth. Adding another medication to the chemo that blocks blood vessel growth may help patients live longer.
Living Longer With Two Instead of One
Stomach or gastric cancer is not particularly common in this country, with just under 21,500 Americans diagnosed with it every year. Worldwide, though, it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths. So finding new treatments are of international importance.